Reduction of ambient UV-B radiation does not affect growth but may change the flowering pattern of Rosmarinus officinalis L

 
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2001 (EN)
Reduction of ambient UV-B radiation does not affect growth but may change the flowering pattern of Rosmarinus officinalis L (EN)

Grammatikopoulos, George (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών (EL)
Grammatikopoulos, George (EN)

The effects of sub-ambient levels of UV-B radiation on the shrub Rosmarinus officinalis L. were investigated in a field filtration experiment in which the ambient UV-B was manipulated by a combination of UV-B transmitting and UV-B absorbing filters. As a result, the plants were receiving near-ambient or drastically reduced UV-B radiation doses. Drastic reduction of UV-B radiation had no effect on mean, total and maximum stem length, number of stems per plant, dry mass of leaves, stems and roots and leaf nitrogen and phenolic contents. However, flowering was more pronounced under reduced UV-B radiation during the winter period which coincides with ascending ambient UV-B radiation. In contrast, during autumn and early winter, a period which coincides with descending ambient UV-B radiation, flowering was unaffected by reduced UV-B radiation. We can conclude that natural UV-B radiation does not affect growth of Rosmarinus officinalis, but its reduction could influence the flowering pattern of the species. (EN)

Biomedical and Life Sciences (EN)

Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων (EL)
University of Ioannina (EN)

Plant Ecology (EN)

2001


Springer Netherlands (EN)



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